Clary Gardens to host murder mystery dinner

| September 19, 2019

COSHOCTON – Think you can solve a murder? Clary Gardens is hosting a murder mystery dinner on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. Guests will enjoy a catered dinner and then separate into groups at the table where they will have to work together and decode the clues to solve the mystery.

“It will be more interactive than just sitting and watching a play,” said Reba Kocher, public relations manager. “They will need to work together to make choices based on the script in front of them.”

The dinner is for those 21 and older. Alcohol will be served.

“Clary Gardens used to do themed parties here, but we haven’t done any in a long time, so why not do it again,” said Kocher. “People have been asking for themed parties and October is the perfect month for a murder mystery. If people like it, maybe we will do other events like that here.”

Guests are encouraged to dress up to fit the theme. Transport yourself back to the roaring 20s during prohibition as the dinner will have a speakeasy theme. Flapper headbands and long pearl necklaces will be the style.

“Clary Gardens has an event and fundraising committee and they planned the event and are setting it up,” said Kocher. “Everybody who comes can become a Clary Gardens member, so they can also enjoy the member benefits and get discounts to other events at Clary.”

Tickets will go on sale Monday, Sept. 23 and are $30 per ticket. To reserve your spot, email Kocher at [email protected]. The money raised from the dinner will go to the children’s garden.

“We are working on the children’s garden and we still have a few things we want to add,” said Kocher. “We would like to add a water component and a sand pit. We want to give the kids a place for natural play and to explore all the fun things in nature.”

Seating is limited, so reserve your ticket soon. Guests will need to walk up a small incline to get to the tent where dinner will be served.

“Murder mystery dinners are fun, and one committee member goes to them all the time in Columbus, so we wanted to try one here,” said Kocher. “It also fits in with Halloween and it’s happening at nighttime, so I think that will make it spooky. We want people to dress up and get into character and get excited.”

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